Hector Heritage Quay, Pictou

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Get a sense of Nova Scotia's past with a visit to the region's emblematic Hector Heritage Quay, with inextricable ties to the very foundation of this province. Docked on a picturesque waterfront, the replica ship here represents the first to arrive as part of a wave of Scottish immigration to the region in 1773. Take a guided tour to find out what conditions were like on board, and learn more about these first settlers. Before you head to Pictou, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Pictou attractions planner, to make sure you see all that Pictou has to offer, including Hector Heritage Quay.
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  • A Saturday afternoon, we found a wharf nearly deserted. We cast a glance on the reproduction of this historic ship that appeared small compared to Hermione to us.
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  • I totally enjoy stories of immigration from all over the world. The story of The Hector is very well told in the well laid out museum complete with a short movie about the Scots who immigrated to this...  more »
  • Do not miss this outstanding local museum. Has a full size ship in harbour to go aboard and see what immigrants coming to canada would have endured. Had an excellent video, as well as many static disp...  more »

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